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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Civil Engineering, BS Major in


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Associate Professor Hunter, Adviser

Today’s civil engineer is concerned with a broad spectrum of problems related to the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and buildings, and water and energy systems. The B.S. in civil engineering provides a thorough preparation and professional training in the fundamentals of engineering and related fields. All degree candidates must register for the Engineering Fundamentals Examination prior to graduation. Two emphases (structural and environmental) are available to the students. The structural and environmental emphases differ from each other by two courses, as outlined below.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the program will:

  1. Become successful practitioners in civil engineering.
  2. Apply their liberal arts background to business and society.
  3. Continue to develop intellectually.
  4. Acclimate to the business environment.

The 11 generic indicators of achievement listed under Department of Engineering student outcomes apply specifically to graduates of each emphasis within the Civil Engineering degree program, as a measure of the program’s effectiveness in meeting its stated objectives.

Civil Engineering Candidates for Graduation Must Fulfill the Following Requirements:


1. Total Semester Hours: Minimum of 131


The successful completion of at least 131 semester hours, excluding Military Science, completed at Hofstra.

2. Liberal Arts Semester Hour Requirement: Minimum of 68


At least 68 semester hours must be completed in the liberal arts, with at least 48 of these semester hours taken outside of Engineering.

3. Residence Requirement


There are two requirements that must ordinarily be completed in residence at Hofstra: 15 semester hours in the major field of specialization and the last 30 semester hours. The 15 semester hours need not be included within the last 30 hours.

4. General and Major Requirements


The following general and major requirements: WSC 001  or placement examination* and WSC 002 ; 3 hours in literature, literature in translation or comparative literature (chosen from distribution courses designated LT); 3 hours in behavioral social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated BH), 3 hours in history, philosophy, religion in social sciences (chosen from distribution courses designated HP) and 6 hours in humanities or social sciences. Students transferring in with previous social science/humanities credits may use them in place of distribution requirements in the same category as the transferred credits.

Courses may not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Transfer credit will only count toward the major for engineering courses completed with a minimum grade of C-.

A cumulative average of C or better is required in the courses: ENGG 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 030 , 100 , 113 , 115 ; a cumulative average of C or better is required in all engineering courses. Reflecting the fact that not all full-time students can and do adhere to a four year time frame for degree completion, the suggested sequence below shows a possible alignment of courses within that compass.

Structural


For the structural emphasis, required courses include:

Environmental


For the environmental emphasis, these courses are replaced by:

Recommended Sequence - Civil Engineering - Total Semester Hours: 131


First Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 015 , 010   3 3
ENGG 016   - 3
WSC 001 , 002   3 3
MATH 071 , 072   4 4
PHYS 011A , 011B   5 -
PHYS 012A   - 4
Total 15 17

 

Second Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
CHEM 003A , 003B   - 4
ENGG 025 , 026   3 3
ENGG 028   - 3
ENGG 030   3 -
ENGG 100 , 112   3 2
MATH 073 , 131   4 3
Literature or literature in translation ** - 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 -
Total 16 18

 

Third Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 027 , 047   6 -
ENGG 034   1 -
ENGG 117  or 134   - 3
ENGG 113 , 115   - 6
ENGG 120 , 132    6 -
ENGG 135   - 3
ENGG 160A , 162   1 1
ENGG 150   - 3
Social science or humanities ** 3 -
Total 17 16

 

Fourth Year


  1st. Sem. 2nd. Sem.
ENGG 062    - 1
ENGG 060  or 137   3 -
ENGG 136   - 3
ENGG 143A , ENGG 143G   3 3
ENGG 147 , 169   4 -
TPP 112  or ENGG 019  or PHI 014  or PHI 090   - 3
Social science or humanities **  3 3
Technical electives† 3 3
Total 16 16

 

 Footnotes


*If this requirement is fulfilled by passing the placement examination, 3 s.h. in the humanities or social sciences should be taken with adviser’s approval.

**With adviser’s approval.

†Civil engineering students will choose technical electives from the following list of courses: ENGG 060 , 101 , 110 , 117 , 129 , 131 , 134 , 137 , 148 .

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